No-Cost CDL-B Commercial Truck Driver Training Starts April 24, 2017. Apply Today!

By on April 5, 2017
CDL-B Commercial Truck Driver Training

As part of the St. Louis trade union pre-apprenticeship program, Building Union Diversity (BUD), St. Louis Community College is offering a Class B CDL Truck Driver program at no cost for eligible individuals. BUD was developed to create a diverse workforce by providing non-traditional individuals opportunities to explore different career options with various construction trades.

A Class B CDL allows a driver to operate commercial trucks that have an attached cab and cargo area with a combined weight greater than 26,000 pounds, as well as trucks with a detached towed cargo vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 pounds. Several construction-related jobs require the Class B CDL. Careers requiring the Class B CDL are usually local or regional and may also require other job responsibilities; examples include: highway maintenance workers, cement truck operators, delivery truck drivers, dump truck drivers, waste haulers, and even mobile healthcare units.

Our experienced instructors are ready to help you succeed as a commercial driver! All students will receive 60 hours of training, over 2 weeks. The CDL-B program includes a combination of classroom time, mastering vehicle inspections, practicing maneuvers on a driving range and road, as well as 15 hours operating the truck. CDL testing is included and is scheduled upon successful completion of class.

The Class B CDL Truck Driving Program is being offered at no cost for a limited time.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18+ years old
  • Valid Driver’s License and 1 year driving experience required
  • Class B Learner’s Permit required
  • Attend a free Information Session at STLCC Forest Park Campus
  • Complete WorkKeys Assessment (Reading – 4; Math – 3; Locating Info – 3)
  • Must pass drug test and DOT Physical (testing provided at no cost)

This is an accelerated job training program designed to provide quality instruction on a short-term basis so that students can quickly move into the workforce.

Get started today:

  1. Register for a free Truck Driving Information Session at 314-984-7777.
  2. Complete the online application.

You must complete all eligibility requirements before you can register for class groups starting April 24, 2017.

About Rene Dulle

Rene Dulle is a Program Manager for St. Louis Community College - Workforce Solutions Group. Her expertise includes collaborating with community and employer partners and leveraging grant opportunities to develop workforce training programs that lead to jobs with livable wages. She has managed a variety of educational programs with a focus on the transportation industry, renewable energy, and environmental sustainability. Rene holds a B.S. in Environmental Science, specializing in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, from Oregon State University, and a MBA from Saint Louis University. She currently serves on the OneSTL regional initiative to reduce energy and emissions, and is an active committee member of the St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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